Orientation for Fall Admits

Fall 2019 Orientation

New Student Orientation Program Structure

Regular Orientation Part I is MANDATORY for New Students. It is a full, fast-paced day that introduces you to the University and offers a preview of what to expect as a UConn Husky.  The program includes course registration, a tour of campus services, discussion of critical social issues facing college students, mandatory financial and bystander training, and a chance to make new friends.

For best selection of courses, choose an earlier Orientation date; classes fill quickly, and you will have fewer courses to choose from if you attend a later session! Orientation begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. and ends by 4:00 p.m. Plan to arrive by 8:45 to check in. You MUST arrive on time and stay for the entire day – no exceptions – so be sure you do not have family or work commitments that would interfere with your participation!

Students should be sure that all appropriate placement testing is complete prior to attending Orientation, or you risk being unable to register for classes!  See Placement Testing.

Orientation days are as follows:

  • Thursday May 23
  • Tuesday May 28th
  • Thursday May 30th
  • Tuesday June 4th
  • Thursday June 6th
  • Tuesday June 25th
  • Thursday June 27th

To register for the program, you will need your NetID, a list of any ECE or AP courses you have taken, and a credit card. Confirmation of your registration session will be e-mailed to you.

Cost to Attend

There is a $110.00 non-refundable charge to participate.  Payment is made on-line when registering for Orientation. Students who require financial assistance in order to attend should contact the Avery Point Bursars Office at (860) 405-9007.

The charge pays for:

  • Refreshments and lunch
  • Program materials
  • Staffing
  • Event parking
  • Programmatic and administrative cost of the program
  • Participation in Orientation Part II

Payment Options:

  • Credit Card – a link and instructions will be provided once you’ve signed up for an orientation session.
  • If you do not have a credit card, you may call the office and coordinate other arrangements for payment (860-405-9007)
  • Please note that we CANNOT accept cash payments.

Confirming your Session

An email confirmation will be sent soon after you submit your orientation reservation and payment. Contact the Office of Student Services at (860) 405-9024 if you haven’t received your email confirmation within 24 hours of submitting your online Orientation reservation and payment.

Rescheduling a Confirmed Session

Any changes made to your orientation date after the confirmation email is sent will incur rescheduling fees.  Confirmed sessions may only be changed in case of an emergency and are based on session availability. For more information on the process and how to make a request, please call the Office of Student Services at (860) 405-9024.

Parent/Guardian Orientation – Freshmen and Transfer students

Parent/Guardian Orientation is offered on-line and on-campus.  If you feel that the on-line presentation gives you enough information on what to expect this year, then there is no need for you to attend an on-campus Parent Orientation program.  If you have remaining questions, or just want to be on campus for your child’s Orientation, plan to attend the on-campus Parent Program, which is scheduled concurrent with Freshman Orientation Part I but separate from the students.  Parents/guardians will be introduced to campus services and given an opportunity to learn about degree requirements, classroom expectations, finances, and campus life opportunities for your student, including a campus tour and a chance to visit the campus bookstore.  Each student can bring 2 adults to participate in the Parent/Guardian program.

Please keep in mind that the Parent Program is separate from the students; you will not be allowed to attend any of the student sessions.  It is very important that the students connect to the campus and make friends; having parents present reduces the effectiveness of Orientation.  Thank you for your understanding.

Parent On-line Orientation 2019.pdf (have to re do this??!)

 

 

 

Transfer, Non-Traditional, and Veteran Student Orientation

Transfer Orientation is a streamlined program designed for experienced college students.  It includes mandatory financial and bystander training, a tour of campus services, and a presentation on campus services.  An individual meeting with an advisor to choose classes is arranged in addition to participation in Orientation.

We recommend that transfer students bringing in less than 15 credits, and any student who wants their parent/guardian to attend Orientation should choose the Regular (Freshman) Orientation; please call the Student Services Office at (860) 405-9024 to discuss this option.

Please note: Parent Orientation is available only as part of the Regular Orientation program.  There is no Parent Orientation for the Transfer Orientation program; parents should not attend Transfer Orientation.

There is a $40.00 non-refundable charge to participate. Payment is made on-line when registering for Orientation. Students who require financial assistance in order to attend should contact the Avery Point Bursars Office at (860) 405-9007.

The charge pays for:

  • Program materials
  • Staffing
  • Event parking
  • Refreshments
  • Programmatic and administrative cost of the program

Orientation days are as follows:

  • Friday, June 7
  • Tuesday, June 11

Confirming Your Session

An email confirmation will be sent after you submit your orientation reservation and payment, including directions for arranging a meeting with an advisor. Contact the Office of Student Services at (860) 405-9024 if you haven’t received your email confirmation within 24 hours of submitting your online Orientation reservation.

Rescheduling a Confirmed Session

Any changes made to your orientation date after the confirmation email is sent will incur rescheduling fees.  Confirmed sessions may only be changed in case of an emergency and are based on session availability. For more information on the process and how to make a request, please call the Office of Student Services at (860) 405-9024.

BGS students should call (860) 405-9024 to register for an Orientation session.